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Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:03 pm
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Sunshine1113 says...



What is a kenning?

Kennings are a compound expression in Old English and Old Norse poetry with metaphorical meaning.

So basically it's two words to create an adjective in place of a noun.

Some examples?

Police= Law Enforcer
Books= Parallel worlds
Poptarts= frosted cardboard
Rainbows: rain paint

How do you create a kenning?

Take the word "police" for example.

Think of all the words that are related to "police"

So: law, Justice, donuts, and protectors

Then think of words associated with the list you made and the word given and you've created a kenning!

So: law enforcer, Justice defender, donut muncher, and people protector.

What are the rules of the game?

1) Make a kenning out of the word the person before you posts.
2) You must create a kenning in order to give a kenning.
3) One person must post after you in order to post again

Let's start things off with: School.
  





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Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:14 pm
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Creativity Culler

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Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:18 pm
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SkyIsDead says...



English Quencher

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Dreamy says...



Magic school >__>

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Liquid Thirst-Stopper idk...

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Tuesday says...



Intelligence Enhancer.

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Hattable says...



Not Cat. ;D Kidding, how about... Furry Drool-box...?

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Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:52 pm
Dreamy says...



Immigration

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Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:03 pm
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Edible Solids

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Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:06 pm
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Sunshine1113 says...



@Dreamy you need two words ;)

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Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:57 pm
Dreamy says...



Oops! Do compound words qualify? As in, shadow-giver?

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Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:30 pm
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Sunshine1113 says...



@Dreamy shadow-giver works fine. Hyphenated words are allowed ish I think. But it's still kind of counts a 1 word rather than 2.

Just going to make a note: kenning refers to things like "fabric fashion" and "shadow-giver" not the base word you are describing. My inner English teacher says hello btw :P

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Tuesday says...



Itchy Item

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Pompadour says...



Paper Portal (what is it with me and alliteration? o.o)

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Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:13 am
steampowered says...



Creative Expression

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